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The Genius in All of Us by David Shenk
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May 12, 2010

it was amazing

What a fascinating and inspiring book. Author David Shenk challenges the idea that we are limited by our genetic makeup. He uses research to support the idea that our genetics and environment interact continuously to make us who we are. His main message is that genius is created by hard work, persistence and the ability to view failure as opportunity. He uses numerous real life examples (Beethoven, Ted Williams, Kenyan runners, Einstein)to support his premises. He includes guiding principles for individuals, parents and society that promote the achievement of greatness. As a former educator, I wish I'd had this book to guide my teaching. I found the book to quite readable and convincing.

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